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Terror in Mali: An Attack on China and Russia?

by Eric Draitser

Coming on the heels of the terrorist attack in Paris, the mass shooting and siege at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Bamako, the capital of the African nation of Mali, is still further evidence of the escalation of terrorism throughout the world. 341 more words


Mali Makes Arrests in Attack on a Luxury Hotel in Bamako

BAMAKO (Reuters) – Mali’s security ministry arrested two people suspected of links to an attack on a luxury hotel in the country’s capital that killed 20 people, the ministry said on Thursday. 152 more words


On Friday, the 20th of November, an attack took place at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Bamako, Mali.

The attackers were armed with guns and they barged in and shot at anything that moved. 719 more words


Reports - Mali Radisson hotel terror attackers 'were hunting for Air France staff' as they held 170 hostages

Bamako-based hotel security guard Kasim Haidara said that the terrorists were screaming: “Where are the staff of Air France?”

Islamic extremists who killed 19 people in a gun attack on a luxury hotel in Mali’s capital on Friday were hunting for Air France staff, a security guard has claimed. 792 more words


Rational Monster: How Terror Fits into Islamic State's Plan

By Christoph Reuter         spiegel.de


Analysts falsely believed Islamic State was too weak to carry out terror attacks abroad.  But IS views terror as a means to an end — and will launch attacks as long as they continue to serve its broader strategy. 2,431 more words


Explainer: what is going on in Mali?

Paul Jacksonis a political economist working predominantly on conflict and post-conflict reconstruction. A core area of interest is decentralisation and governance and it was his extensive experience in Sierra Leone immediately following the war that led him into the area of conflict analysis and security sector reform. 951 more words


Les dimanches à Bamako. Sundays in Bamako

I went back to Africa last month, on a sunday just like today, four weeks ago exactly. Ok, it was a short trip. Two hours back and forth. 827 more words